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Month: January, 2012

vietnamese caramalized chicken – Ga Kho

Easy weeknight dish but bit salty for my taste from ravenous couple. Simple home cooked protein to eat with rice or quinoa.


caramelized braised pork and eggs

This delicious little treat from Ravenous Couple can be made with pork shin/legs instead of the more fatty pork belly if you’re looking for a leaner alternative. The sweetness from the coconut gently flavors the pork and the eggs. Eat with a side of rice and veggies for a complete meal!

fish congee

My friend introduced me to Ravennous Couple. Simple healthy asian meals for everday dinner. This little Vietnamese fish congee  is a treat. Watch out for fish bones (if you’re using whole fish).

yaki udon

attempt #1

Seasoning soup :
Dashi (konbu, shitake, bonito flakes)
Soya sauce

Boil udon noodles according to direction on package – al dente.

Heat wok with oil, cook meat and then the veggies for few minutes each. Add the cooked noodles with seasoning and extra soy sauce for flavor. Season with salt if necessary.

The dish was pretty decent but not the best. Will have to attempt this another time.

attempt #2

Used the same dashi but cooked cut-up pieces of korean short ribs before the noodles.  Nom nom nom.

chocolate hazelnut tart

Chocolate hazelnut tart from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook. Burnt couple shells  – the tart dough was super hard to deal with and didn’t think it provides much in terms of texture. The tart overall turned out okay but can’t wait to try other recipes in the book. The book itself is well laid out with big letters and simple recipes. Wish there were photos along with the recipes  since I like to know what it’s suppose to look like before attempting to do so.